Ballymoney Camp 1 2018 – Friday night Scouts

Ballymoney camp 1 2018 – Friday night Scouts

Meeting at the scout hall @2pm back at 11am Sunday

We will need parents to bring scouts and equipment to and from the campsite

cost 5Euro

for anyone who has been in scouts more than a month the first instalment of the registration fees must have been paid before the camp. Please do not pay the 5 Euro into the credit union. we will collect it on Saturday

Location : (Note we are meeting at the hall. this is just so you know where the campsite is)

Ballymoney Camp Site 

Google map for gate

This campsite is located on the Courtown side of prospect park. When we are camping, there will be a sign on the gate. Drive down the lane and we are in the field on the left. Do not pass the skips or go near the house. Everywhere else is private property. Do not enter if the gate is locked and don’t use any other entrance to prospect park. There is a gravel carpark in the field. We are always grateful to Bronagh and her family for there assistance over the years and don’t want to cause them any issues when we are there.


Equipment required:

All gear should fit into a single rucksack with everything inside except for your foam mat. Ensure that all gear is protected against getting wet! Plastic bags or dry bags are good. 

As it is February in Ballymoney is more important to be warm than have just one bag

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Hiking boots if you have them
  • Warm clothes
  • Change of clothes
  • Fleece jumper/sweatshirt
  • Clothes to sleep in (No Pyjamas)
  • Waterproof rain jacket and waterproof trousers
  • Hat, Gloves
  • Tea towel
  • Head Torch
  • Eating utensils (mug, plate, bowl, knife, fork, spoon)
  • Personal Medication if required

Leaders Going

Denis ,Remi, Daniell

New Scout Section Opening

Gorey scout group is happy to announce that we now have enough leaders to open a new scout section.The new section will meet on Friday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 and will cater for members aged 12-15. We will be ringing those on the waiting list this week but expect to have spaces for more members.

If you are interested ring Danielle @ 0838329760. or Click HERE to add your name

Christmas Party

Venture Scout Camp

Venture Scouts will Be camping on croghan this Friday. Meeting At the hall at &. Be prepared for anything in any weather.

Christmas Party

A Christmas party in aid of Gorey Scout Group will be held on Friday, December 15th, in the Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey. The event includes a drinks reception at 7pm, a four course meal at 8pm followed by live music with Deuces Wild  and a DJ till late. Spot prizes. Ticket €50. To book contact Niamh on 087 935 2920, Mark on 085 173 6483, Anne on 087 779 6645, or Danielle on 083 832 9760.

Venture Scouts recruting

The venture section is now recruiting new members. Are you aged between 15 and 18 and interested in learning new skills and meeting new people.


Scouts – Easter Camp 2016

Easter camp will be a hike and camp from Glenmalure to Lough Dan Scout Centre.  Staying at the wood cabin in Glendasan on Friday night and the Bivvy hut in Lough Dan on Saturday night.

Friday, 19:00 – Meet at Scout Hall, collect group gear.. (Trangias, Meths, Tarps, Stretcher to carry Mark).
Friday, 19:15 – Drive to Glenmalure Start point.  Walk along the Wicklow way to Glendalough…. Approx 6km.  You will be carrying all your gear the entire time. (I don’t plan on driving up, so a lift would be lovely 😉

Saturday – Hike to Lough Dan, route will be weather dependant. Approx 8-12km.  We shall go swimming along the way if we feel crazy enough.

Sunday – Have the craic in Lough Dan.  Head home at about 4pm.


Gear List… You should probably know what to bring by now..

Hiking Gear – (Boots, Full Rain gear, Hat, Gloves, etc.)

Spare pair of footwear (runners would be good for frisbee playing)

Warm Clothes – Layers work the best.. (Cotton Hoodies aren’t great!)

Sleeping Bag and Mat

Eating Utensils – What ever you think you’ll need based on the food you bring.

Torch – very important, we will be walking in the dark.

Swimming Gear


Food – You will need to bring snack for Friday, 2 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunch and 1 x Dinner.  Pot noodles (or that style of food) is not sufficient ( try supplementing it with Sausages, hotdogs, vegetables :0 ).

Be mindful of what you bring as we will be carrying all rubbish with us.

Anything I’ve left out.. you probably don’t need..

Please pack your own gear!!

Cost will be €10 for camp fees, etc.

Any questions contact Mark.

I repeat, NO Energy Drinks!

Venture Scouts recruting

As out members are slowly getting older we have vacancy for new members preferable between 15 and 16 1/2. No experance needed excepth a willingness to be invloved and be free a weekends. We meet on friday nights and idealy every second weekend.
If you are interested in joining go to our regristration page HERE
Or for more information about the venture section ONLY ring Denis @ 08780349040 after 6pm or at weekends.

Venture Scouts Program November ’15

Fri 6th – pioneering large structures 1, Creating Draft unit rules, Planing for hike
Sat 7th – Hike up Lugniquella mountain
Fri 13th – pioneering large structures 2, First Aid Hypothermia !!
Sat 14/sun 15 Venture Ball
Fri 20 pioneering large structures 2, Mountain Emergency scenarios !!
Sat 21 Shooting range
Fri 21 Cooking Competition
Sat 22 Hike – No leaders

If at any time it snows heavly we will be having an igloo camp

Scouts – Summer Camp 2015

Monday, 3rd August to Saturday, 8th August

Depart: Scout hall at 7:30am.  We should all fit in the minibus, meeting up with Greystones Scouts along the way.  We will be travelling in uniform.. Please ensure you have it.

Arrive Home: Saturday Evening

Accommodation: Connemara Mountain Hostel, Inagh Valley, Recess, Co. Galway. (Originally we were going to camp in Roundstone).

Activities: Overnight paddle and bivvy on Island, Water activities, Hiking.


What to Bring:

You should try and fit all your gear into a single rucksack.  No wheelie bags or suitcases! You may also bring a small “day bag”.

You should eat a good breakfast before we set off and bring a packed lunch for the journey.

  • Scout Uniform (Scout shirt, Gorey Necker and respectable shorts or trousers **Tracksuit or swimming shorts not acceptable**). You won’t be allowed on the bus unless you are wearing your uniform….. you have been warned 😉
  • 3 full changes of clothes
  • raingear (jacket and waterproof trousers)
  • hiking boots + thick hiking socks
  • runners
  • water shoes
  • warm fleece top
  • hat and gloves
  • swimming gear (Bring a wetsuit if you have one)
  • toothbrush, toothpaste and toiletries
  • towel  (for drying yourself with)
  • towel of the tea variety (for drying dishes with)
  • sleeping bag
  • roll mat
  • bivvy bag
  • eating utensils, bowl and mug
  • head torch
  • camera
  • water bottle
  • sense of humour (you may need to remind the leaders about this too)

What NOT to Bring:

  • Energy Drinks
  • Illegal substances.
  • Expensive electronic devices.. if it breaks you won’t be happy!

Spending Money: You should need no more than €20 for snacks, etc.

Mobile Phones: Use it to take photos and to send your parents the odd text during the week to let them know that you are ok.. otherwise, leave it in your bag and switched off.

Behaviour: You are expected to act appropriately at all times and to follow the directions of all leaders.  If you do not, you’re parents won’t be very happy driving all the way to Galway to bring you home.

Fees:  Please remember that you must have all your Subs and the camp fee paid before we leave.  We will not accept cash on the day of departure.  If you have any difficulties with this, please contact Mark.